EL CERRITO -- As part of its Arts Month pARTy on Oct. 26, El Cerrito dedicated the first of 12 wind sculptures by Berkeley artists Jonathan Russell and Saori Ide.

Mayor Bill Jones described the copper sculptures that will be suspended as "12 very unique pieces" created for the city's San Pablo Avenue Streetscape Public Art project.

"One of the goals, the major goals, was to make the avenue a destination. In other words, if you come into El Cerrito, you know you're in El Cerrito," Jones said. "And I think this adds to it. I don't think you're going to find this type of art on a pole on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, Oakland, San Pablo, Albany."

The event at El Cerrito City Hall, held as part of the city's recognition of National Arts and Humanities Month, showcased artists and arts organizations.

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